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Submitted by Tolkoto 1120d ago | article

Jedi, fedoras, and carpal tunnel: A history of LucasArts

What if LucasArts never existed? What if the irascible filmmaker, beloved (and despised) the world over for his invaluable contributions to the pop-culture lexicon, had stuck to making space operas and juvenile fantasies about archeologists in fedora hats? What if George Lucas never entered the arena of gaming 30 years ago?

LucasArts revolutionized, created, or nurtured several whole genres, so its absence would’ve irreparably hindered the burgeoning video game medium. The San Francisco-based developer and publisher gave the point-and-click adventure – a heretofore obscure niche – a serious shot in the arm (and doctors everywhere an influx of carpal tunnel patients). (Dev, Industry, LucasArts, PC, Retro)

Lifeequals42  +   1120d ago
I love the headline! Though I may be a tad biased.
roblef  +   1120d ago
Great article - I had no idea Lucas arts went back as far as it did.
deantak  +   1120d ago
Nice work.
NagaSotuva  +   1120d ago
Crossing my fingers for 1313.
CalvinKlein  +   1120d ago
Lucasarts made some AWESOME games back in the 90s. My favorite was Dark forces 2: Jedi knight. I think that was one of the first games ever to have a morality scale, light and dark, and a different story and force powers depending if you were good of bad.
SybaRat  +   1119d ago
The NES Star Wars games destroyedme, and I loved them for it.

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